Woman dead, child injured in Vallejo; police catch suspect

By From page A5 | July 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A state parolee was caught Saturday in Vallejo hours after he allegedly attacked a woman and her young son, killing the woman and seriously injuring the boy.

Police received a call at 1:52 a.m. reporting an assault on the 2000 block of Marin Street in Vallejo, according to a press release. Officers arrived there and found that several people inside a home were victims of an assault.

A 5-year-old boy and his 40-year-old mother had been violently attacked. The boy was taken to a Bay Area trauma center and was stabilized. Police said Saturday that he was expected to survive. The mother died while on the way to the trauma center. Her name was not released, pending family notification.

Patrol officers and detectives identified 43-year-old Daryl Wakefield, of Vallejo, as the suspect in the case. They also confirmed that Wakefield knew the homicide victim. An officer saw Wakefield shortly after 8:40 a.m. on a street in east Vallejo and took him into custody without incident.

Police said Wakefield has an extensive, violent criminal history and is currently on state parole for a burglary conviction. He faces allegations of murder and attempted murder in connection with Saturday’s attacks, police said.

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Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • BeeboJuly 27, 2014 - 1:35 am

    I think that there's still a chance or two to rehabilitate this man. Let's not give up on him yet, and I will gladly invite him into my neighborhood if it helps him.

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  • ma grantJuly 27, 2014 - 5:15 am

    beebo...you must be a friend of this beast...you are just as crazy as he is...I knew the woman & her sweet little boy

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  • truth'nJuly 27, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    I agree. The Death Penalty is a great rehabilitation tool. It will guarantee the perp will never harm anyone again. Put ME on the jury.

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  • gemmaJuly 27, 2014 - 8:06 am

    So how much of his sentence was shaved off, ie how early was he paroled so he could continue living his life the only way he knew how. This is a d amn shame. A child is without a mother. How about building less houses and more prisons, and cut the crap about prison overcrowding. As far as I'm concerned, the streets are overcrowded with Parolees.

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  • just sayin'July 27, 2014 - 8:36 am

    You voted Dem_Wit and this is what you get. Next time vote to take our country back.

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  • Just askin'July 27, 2014 - 9:48 am

    How is this a "Democrat" thing? You might want to Google "prison overcrowding" & educate yourself or is lack of knowledge a "republican voter" thing?

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  • TylerJuly 27, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    Seriously? It's m Dem thing because the Dems whacked the idea of out of state, contracted prisons for less money than the Dems' pet CCPOA members could provide, and instead decided to just let prisoners out early with some stupid life skills classes to make everything OK.

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  • Just askin'July 27, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    WOW, you’ve proved my point. You don’t think all of that is a result of a FEDERAL COURT ORDER? Google this… Gov. Brown finally surrenders on Prison Overcrowding

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  • nonchalantJuly 27, 2014 - 8:48 am

    Beebo you must b a killer too or just retarded aint no.way he should b welcomed no where but to the devil's home.he is not cool and you are not either.a real man does not kill WOMEN or kids.dumby.invite him to your wife sister kids mom sunt

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  • antiBOB,jazzAZZJuly 27, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Some people just do not understand sarcastic comments

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  • BeeboJuly 27, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    That's what I was thinking...

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  • DanielJuly 27, 2014 - 9:58 am

    Keep checking the "D's and they keep nominating liberal judges that loath America and let criminals back into the street and reap what we sow, it's time to stop checking only "D's" on the ballot.

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  • AnonymousJuly 27, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    There are a lot of reasons not to vote for the Democrats. Your is not one of them. We don't need harsh penalties or a police state. We do not are liberties respected.

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  • truth'nJuly 27, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    'Zactly. I stopped, they have lost my vote.

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  • JonesyJuly 27, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    And what did the GOP do for us. Costly waste of tax payer dollars on a "War on Drugs" that filled our prisons, Three Strikes that filled our prisons, two major wars at a cost of trillions of dollars & thousands of lives, bank bailout, Illegal Immigrant Amnesty with a promise to secure the border. WOW, now there's a record to vote for. LOL

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  • nonchalantJuly 27, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Well im sarcastic and you seem so serious beebo lotty.Iddidn't understand your sarcasm it wasn't funny this is wrong and he never should have been let out in the beginning.parolees are that for a reason .thats just how everyone was excusing that dude Andrew for being what he is."cus hes nice".RIGHT

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  • BeeboJuly 28, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    If I were you I'd be a lot less upset at an obviousy sarcastic comment aimed at the incompetency of the judicial system, rather than the stooges that insist on turning this into some kind of a dems vs. repub argument. It's never a good thing when someone dies, but sarcasm is something you should learn to recognize... and no, sarcasm does not have to be aimed at the "victims".

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